PORTSMOUTH midfielder Adam May was due to join Swindon Town yesterday morning, but his official revealing has been delayed due to paperwork.

May, 21, is understood to be joining Town on a loan deal lasting until the end of the season following successful loan spells with Sutton and Aldershot in the National League.

Born in Southampton, the midfielder made three first-team appearances for Pompey last season – and scored three goals in 17 appearances in all competitions.

It was reported last month that Havant and Waterlooville manager Paul Doswell was chasing the midfielder having previously worked with him at Sutton.

But a move into the Football League appears to be waiting for May, who could now be revealed as Wellens’ second summer signing by as late as next week.

News of May’s proposed arrival at SN1 came hours after Tyler Reid was revealed on a two-year deal following the expiration of his contract at Swansea City.

Town boss Wellens told BBC Wiltshire that Reid’s capture was a result of time spent at Manchester United during his early days in coaching.

He added: “When I started out my coaching experience, Paul McGuinness – who was at Manchester United – invited me in.

“I went in for four or five months and watched alongside him, three or four players really stood out to me – and Tyler was one of those players.

“Physically, he is very quick and strong – in the mould of a young Micah Richards.

“He has been frustrated with his lack of game time, but we’re going to give him the platform to improve.

“If we improve him, we are going to get the fruits of that. For the club, it’s a very good deal. I’m looking forward to working with him.”